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New York Times, Thursday, February 24, 1977

Author: Ben Finn
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.47, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,057
Across Down
1. Flightless birds : EMUS
5. Salmon or steeple : CHASE
10. Math branch : TRIG
14. One of the tenses : PAST
15. Moss and namesakes : HARTS
16. Heavenly wear : HALO
17. Roman way : ITER
18. Steinbeck people : OKIES
19. Russian sea : AZOV
20. Music by Rodgers : CAROUSELWALTZ
23. ___-med : PRE
24. Peer at : EYE
25. Ship's petty officer : BOSN
27. Hatter or money : MAD
29. Treaty city of 1814 : GHENT
34. Fleming : IAN
35. L.A. athlete : RAM
36. Water drainers : SIEVES
37. Music by Rodgers : THELADYISATRAMP
41. Scatters : STREWS
42. Weight : TON
43. ___ Passos : DOS
44. Yoga posture : ASANA
45. Parallel word: Abbr. : SYN
46. U.S. Indians : UTES
48. Holy ___ : SEE
50. Bit of French land : ILE
51. Music by Rodgers : JOHNNYONENOTE
58. Projecting rock : CRAG
60. ___ time (formerly) : ATONE
61. Kind of race : DRAG
62. Play an "it" game : HIDE
63. Hostility's end : TRUCE
64. Pacific root : TARO
65. Sword : EPEE
66. Fictional Jane and family : EYRES
67. Cheers : OLES
1. "Odyssey," for one : EPIC
2. Hari : MATA
3. Customer : USER
4. Barbers' items : STROPS
5. Elected : CHOSE
6. Codlike fish : HAKE
7. Seed cover : ARIL
8. Besotted : STEWED
9. Lamb's forte : ESSAY
10. "All ___ jazz" : THAT
11. Heckle : RAZZ
12. U.N. agency : ILO
13. Certain exec. : GOV
21. Keats's was Grecian : URN
22. On the level : LEGIT
25. Thai coins : BAHTS
26. Burdens, to Caesar : ONERA
27. Elaine or come-what : MAY
28. Friendship : AMITY
30. Part of H.R.H. : HER
31. Get away : EVADE
32. Verne captain et al. : NEMOS
33. Recipe units: Abbr. : TSPS
34. "___ long way to . . . " : ITSA
35. Highways: Abbr. : RDS
36. ___ Remo : SAN
38. Writer Deighton : LEN
39. Flooded : AWASH
40. Family member : SON
45. One on watch : SENTRY
46. Rubber tree : ULE
47. Be disposed : TENDTO
49. Growing out : ENATE
50. Arrow poisons : INEES
51. Gemstone : JADE
52. Curved molding : OGEE
53. "It's ___ turn" : YOUR
54. "___ more unto the breach" : ONCE
55. Exam : ORAL
56. Weed : TARE
57. Conceits : EGOS
58. Who, in Naples : CHE
59. Tear : RIP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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